The repair and remodeling segment accounts for 37 percent of the siding market valued at $3.1 billion. Growth in siding for repair and remodeling is expected to outpace that for new construction over the next two years as the overhand of excess inventories of new homes is reduced.
The leaders in vinyl siding are CertainTeed, Alcoa Home Exteriors and Owens Corning. However, this segment could change dramatically with the Alcoa and Ply Gem merger becoming effective in late 2006 and creating a new market share leader. Furthermore, Owens Corning announced in mid-February that it will look at strategic alternatives for its siding business. The company’s siding solutions business includes the company’s vinyl siding manufacturing operations and Norandex/Reynolds distribution business. Owens Corning expects to complete the process by midyear.
Winners named at CCN dinner
Member contractor companies were honored at the Certified Contractors Network annual dinner last month. All nominees were required to clearly demonstrate familiarity with and implementation of CCN Best Practices and Procedures, including but not limited to the Consumer Education Sales Process, Dispute Resolution Process and the CCN Code of Ethics. The awardees were as follows:
- Company of the Year 2006: Capizzi Home Improvement, Cotuit, Mass.
- Office Manager of the Year 2006: Marietta Pultz - Roccie’s Asphalt & Landscaping, Stamford, Conn.
- Production Manager of the Year 2006: Miguel Moreno - Mr. Roofing, South San Francisco, Calif.
- Project Manager of the Year 2006: Rafael Ulloa - Clark Adams Colo., Torrance, Calif.
- Sales Manager of the Year 2006: Gary Flax - Maggio Roofing, Takoma Park, Md.
- Salesperson of the Year 2006: Ralph Feurer - Norton’s Quality Exteriors, Midvale, Utah
- Rookie Office Manager of the Year 2006: Maggie Kelley - Capizzi Home Improvement, Cotuit, Mass.
- Rookie Production Manager of the Year 2006: Catherine Honigsberg - Maggio Roofing, Takoma Park, Md.
- Rookie Project Manager of the Year 2006: Ken Stanley - Fick Brothers Roofing & Exterior Remodeling, Baltimore, Md.
- Rookie Salesperson of the Year 2006: Terry Stamman - Twin Cities Siding Professionals, St. Paul, Minn.
- Rookie Company of the Year 2006: Lakeside Exteriors, O’Fallon, Mo.
- President’s Award: (tie)
- Steve Rennekamp - Energy Swing Windows, Murrysville, Penn.
- Charlie Gindele - Dial One WRS, Santa Ana, Calif.
- Most Helpful Member 2006: Ralph Feurer - Norton’s Quality Exteriors, Midvale, Utah.
- Best Invited Speaker 2006: Charlie Tremendous Jones
- Best Member Speaker 2006: Charlie Gindele - Dial One WRS, Santa Ana, Calif.
- Company MVP 2006: Ha Tran - Precision Roofing Services of New England, Gloucester, Mass.
- Best Boss of the Year 2006: (tie)
- Tom Capizzi - Capizzi Home Improvement, Cotuit, Mass.
- Tony Corrao - Precision Roofing Services of New England, Gloucester, Mass.
- Best Subcontractor of the Year 2006: Tim Brown - Raingutter Specialties, South Jordan, Utah
- Most Improved Company 2006: Clark Adams Co., Torrance, Calif.
- Most Improved Salesperson 2006: Norm Tuazon - Dial One WRS, Santa Ana, Calif.
Greenbuild 2007 moves to Chicago
The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, is moving to Chicago for its 2007 show, which will be held on November 7-9, 2007, as previously announced.
In January, the USGBC agreed to a date change from October to November, in order to support a business development opportunity for the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and better accommodate growth. But last week LA, Inc. notified the USGBC that in order to fulfill their needs, the USGBC would now need to move to a December date. The USGBC felt another date change would be detrimental to Greenbuild, and their ability to serve their members and sponsors. A venue change for 2007 became the only option.